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Get informed on various diseases of the liver, the biliary tract, the intestinal tract as well as the esophagus with details on symptoms, course of the disease, diagnosis and treatment options.
Eosinophilic esophagitis is a rare disease of the esophagus involving chronic inflammation as well as difficulty and pain swallowing. The symptoms of the disease seriously affect quality of life. As the disease is progressive, long-term treatment is necessary.
Microscopic colitis consists of two conditions called lymphocytic colitis and collagenous colitis. It is an inflammatory bowel disease and primarily impacts the large intestine. Microscopic colitis can only be diagnosed by examining tissue samples under a microscope, colonoscopy findings are typically normal.
Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the small bile ducts are damaged by inflammation. Without adequate treatment, this inflammation may eventually spread to the tissue of the liver and even cause cirrhosis. PBC affects women much more often than men.